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Default Mixing 4 audio channels to 3?

I want to connect the audio out (headphone jack) of 2 computer sound cards to
a desktop & woofer speaker-amp combination. (The original input was via USB
only and I'm modifying this for analog audio input.)

This is my guess at the necessary resistors to mix down these 4 outputs to
the 3 inputs in the amplifier (L, R, sub):

http://i41.tinypic.com/97mpud.jpg

The data sheet for the Philips TDA8510J amp IC shows an application for 2
channel input:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks.

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If I'm on the right track, what are the suggested values for resistors?

Thahks.

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On Oct 26, 7:58*am, DaveC wrote:
I want to connect the audio out (headphone jack) of 2 computer sound cards to
a desktop & woofer speaker-amp combination. (The original input was via USB
only and I'm modifying this for analog audio input.)

This is my guess at the necessary resistors to mix down these 4 outputs to
the 3 inputs in the amplifier (L, R, sub):

http://i41.tinypic.com/97mpud.jpg


Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.


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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:50:55 -0700 (PDT), NT
wrote:

On Oct 26, 7:58*am, DaveC wrote:
I want to connect the audio out (headphone jack) of 2 computer sound cards to
a desktop & woofer speaker-amp combination. (The original input was via USB
only and I'm modifying this for analog audio input.)

This is my guess at the necessary resistors to mix down these 4 outputs to
the 3 inputs in the amplifier (L, R, sub):

http://i41.tinypic.com/97mpud.jpg


Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.


NT


Is there something wrong with my browser? I can't see any of these
component references. Actually I see what you mean. One problem here
is that R9 and R10 are going to cause crosstalk. Without some active
electronics there is no way around that apart from taking the sub from
one channel only. This is actually quite common.

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Is there something wrong with my browser? I can't see any of these
component references.


Sorry. They didn't make onto the jpg file. Added he

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

Actually I see what you mean. One problem here
is that R9 and R10 are going to cause crosstalk. Without some active
electronics there is no way around that apart from taking the sub from
one channel only. This is actually quite common.
d


OK, can do that.

Suggested values for resistors?

Thanks.



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Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.
NT


Callouts added:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

R11 provides some adjustment for sub. Otherwise no way to have any difference
between L & R channel volume and sub volume.

The caps are suggested on the data sheet example:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

Why would you do away with them?

What values for the resistors do you suggest?

Thanks.

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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:10:12 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.
NT


Callouts added:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

R11 provides some adjustment for sub. Otherwise no way to have any difference
between L & R channel volume and sub volume.

The caps are suggested on the data sheet example:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5ets9w.jpg

Why would you do away with them?

What values for the resistors do you suggest?

Thanks.


For that particular circuit with that chip, the caps are necessary
because those inputs are not at ground potential. If you are feeding
normal hi fi unit inputs the caps aren't needed. Resistor values
around 5 to 10 k would be what you need.

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For that particular circuit with that chip, the caps are necessary
because those inputs are not at ground potential. If you are feeding
normal hi fi unit inputs the caps aren't needed. Resistor values
around 5 to 10 k would be what you need.


And the value for the potentiometer?

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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:18:39 -0700, DaveC wrote:

For that particular circuit with that chip, the caps are necessary
because those inputs are not at ground potential. If you are feeding
normal hi fi unit inputs the caps aren't needed. Resistor values
around 5 to 10 k would be what you need.


And the value for the potentiometer?

That depends entirely on the input impedance of the subwoofer. You
could try a 100k pot and connect it as a normal volume control - one
end to the incoming signal, the other end to ground and the slider to
the subwoofer.

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That depends entirely on the input impedance of the subwoofer. You
could try a 100k pot and connect it as a normal volume control - one
end to the incoming signal, the other end to ground and the slider to
the subwoofer.

d


The data sheet says that the 2 single-ended inputs (R & L) are 50K impedance.
The bridge-tied load ("BTL") input -- used for the sub -- is 25K impedance.

Does this suggest any change to your recommendation of a 100K pot tied to
ground?

Thanks.



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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:52:49 -0700, DaveC wrote:

That depends entirely on the input impedance of the subwoofer. You
could try a 100k pot and connect it as a normal volume control - one
end to the incoming signal, the other end to ground and the slider to
the subwoofer.

d


The data sheet says that the 2 single-ended inputs (R & L) are 50K impedance.
The bridge-tied load ("BTL") input -- used for the sub -- is 25K impedance.

Does this suggest any change to your recommendation of a 100K pot tied to
ground?

Thanks.


No, that would be about right.

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(Don Pearce) writes:

On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:50:55 -0700 (PDT), NT
wrote:


On Oct 26, 7:58*am, DaveC wrote:
I want to connect the audio out (headphone jack) of 2 computer sound cards to
a desktop & woofer speaker-amp combination. (The original input was via USB
only and I'm modifying this for analog audio input.)

This is my guess at the necessary resistors to mix down these 4 outputs to
the 3 inputs in the amplifier (L, R, sub):

http://i41.tinypic.com/97mpud.jpg


Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.


NT


Is there something wrong with my browser? I can't see any of these
component references. Actually I see what you mean. One problem here
is that R9 and R10 are going to cause crosstalk. Without some active
electronics there is no way around that apart from taking the sub from
one channel only. This is actually quite common.


I don't see component references, either. However, assuming R1-R4 are
the resistors from the inputs to ground, they may be necessary to provide
a proper impedance to the source driving them.

To reduce crosstalk, I'd replace the two resistors from the 220nF
cap junctions to the pot with four resistors from each of the four inputs
to the pot. Presumably, the output impedance of the amps is low compared
to the resistors reducing crosstalk.

For mixing signals there is a method using amps and feedback where the
connection between multiple sources is at a virtual ground, eliminating
crosstalk.
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On Oct 26, 5:09*pm, (Don Pearce) wrote:
On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:50:55 -0700 (PDT), NT
wrote:

On Oct 26, 7:58*am, DaveC wrote:
I want to connect the audio out (headphone jack) of 2 computer sound cards to
a desktop & woofer speaker-amp combination. (The original input was via USB
only and I'm modifying this for analog audio input.)


This is my guess at the necessary resistors to mix down these 4 outputs to
the 3 inputs in the amplifier (L, R, sub):


http://i41.tinypic.com/97mpud.jpg


Lose Rs 1-4, keep 5-8, lose R11, and lose C1,2,3, then itll be good.


NT


Is there something wrong with my browser? I can't see any of these
component references. Actually I see what you mean. One problem here
is that R9 and R10 are going to cause crosstalk. Without some active
electronics there is no way around that apart from taking the sub from
one channel only. This is actually quite common.

d


I was hinting that the OP might decide to add numbers to the
components, otherwise its sufficiently tedious to talk about them that
people often just wont bother.

Yes the caps are necessary, but for the amp IC, not for the mixer.
House them together and its the same difference, house them apart and
the distiction matters.


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Yes the caps are necessary, but for the amp IC, not for the mixer.
House them together and its the same difference, house them apart and
the distiction matters.
NT


This is unclear to me.

Do you mean that if the mixer resistor matrix is housed close to the amp IC
that the capacitors won't be needed? And if they are separated and connected
by shielded audio cables that the caps will be needed?

Thanks.

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Latest rev:

http://i40.tinypic.com/300feaq.jpg

All resistors 5K-10K. Pot 100K.

Comments welcome.

Thanks.



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On Oct 27, 5:17*am, DaveC wrote:
Yes the caps are necessary, but for the amp IC, not for the mixer.
House them together and its the same difference, house them apart and
the distiction matters.
NT


This is unclear to me.

Do you mean that if the mixer resistor matrix is housed close to the amp IC
that the capacitors won't be needed? And if they are separated and connected
by shielded audio cables that the caps will be needed?

Thanks.


Nothing like that, no. The amp IC requires the caps, so theyre needed,
no question about it. But theyre needed for the amp, not for mixing
purposes, so if the 2 circuits can be disconnected by the end user,
then the caps need to be with the IC amp part, not the mixer part.


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DaveC writes:

If I'm on the right track, what are the suggested values for resistors?


10 kohms for all fixed resistor should work...


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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:17:16 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Yes the caps are necessary, but for the amp IC, not for the mixer.
House them together and its the same difference, house them apart and
the distiction matters.
NT


This is unclear to me.

Do you mean that if the mixer resistor matrix is housed close to the amp IC
that the capacitors won't be needed? And if they are separated and connected
by shielded audio cables that the caps will be needed?

Thanks.


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only way to get signals which swing below ground into and out of the
chip is to use capacitive coupling.

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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:17:16 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Yes the caps are necessary, but for the amp IC, not for the mixer.
House them together and its the same difference, house them apart and
the distiction matters.
NT


This is unclear to me.

Do you mean that if the mixer resistor matrix is housed close to the amp
IC
that the capacitors won't be needed? And if they are separated and
connected
by shielded audio cables that the caps will be needed?

Thanks.


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Since the chip is being powered by single positive DC supply, The
only way to get signals which swing below ground into and out of the
chip is to use capacitive coupling.


Or, as is not uncommonly done these days in portable digital players,
establish a floating ground for the purpose of providing and signal for the
(floating) load, so that the difference between the output and the floating
ground can become negative.


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Or, as is not uncommonly done these days in portable digital players,
establish a floating ground for the purpose of providing and signal for the
(floating) load, so that the difference between the output and the floating
ground can become negative.


Which raises the question I was pondering recently: is it OK to connect 2
computers' sound cards' grounds together?

The PS for the powered speakers is via "wall wart" (not grounded).

Thanks.



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DaveC wrote:
Or, as is not uncommonly done these days in portable digital players,
establish a floating ground for the purpose of providing and signal for the
(floating) load, so that the difference between the output and the floating
ground can become negative.


Which raises the question I was pondering recently: is it OK to connect 2
computers' sound cards' grounds together?


It should be. If you are concerned, check with a meter first.

The PS for the powered speakers is via "wall wart" (not grounded).

Thanks.


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On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:11:17 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Or, as is not uncommonly done these days in portable digital players,
establish a floating ground for the purpose of providing and signal for the
(floating) load, so that the difference between the output and the floating
ground can become negative.


Which raises the question I was pondering recently: is it OK to connect 2
computers' sound cards' grounds together?

No. You will certainly create a ground loop which will result in mains
hum.

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is it OK to connect 2 computers' sound cards' grounds together?

No. You will certainly create a ground loop which will result in mains
hum.
d


This kinda kills the project, doesn't it? (At least, the straightforward
solution.)

The alternative is...?

Thanks.

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On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:12:00 -0700, DaveC wrote:

is it OK to connect 2 computers' sound cards' grounds together?


No. You will certainly create a ground loop which will result in mains
hum.
d


This kinda kills the project, doesn't it? (At least, the straightforward
solution.)

The alternative is...?


Transformers. You can buy decent ones in Maplin for use in car audio.
Capacitors have been suggested, but they don't help. If they are big
enough to pass bass, the ground loop is still there. It doesn't
require a DC connection to function.

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On Oct 27, 5:11*pm, DaveC wrote:
Or, as is not uncommonly done these days in portable digital players,
establish a floating ground for the purpose of providing and signal for the
(floating) load, so that the difference between the output and the floating
ground can become negative.


Which raises the question I was pondering recently: is it OK to connect 2
computers' sound cards' grounds together?

The PS for the powered speakers is via "wall wart" (not grounded).

Thanks.


I've yet to have a problem doing it.


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10 kohms for all fixed resistor should work...

Hi Tomi. Thank you for your advice. I have enjoyed your creative designs for
many years.

Do you have any comments on my revisions of the circuit (ie, are caps
recommended? should I be concerned about cross talk if I take resistors from
all 4 channels to drive the sub woofer? etc...)

Cheers,
Dave

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On Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:49:32 -0700, DaveC wrote:

10 kohms for all fixed resistor should work...


Hi Tomi. Thank you for your advice. I have enjoyed your creative designs for
many years.

Do you have any comments on my revisions of the circuit (ie, are caps
recommended? should I be concerned about cross talk if I take resistors from
all 4 channels to drive the sub woofer? etc...)

Cheers,
Dave


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Why not go active and get rid of the caps altogether?


..LA-+---[10k]-+-[10k]-+------------- -(LA+LB)
.. | | |
.. | | +V |
.. | | | |
..LB-|-+-[10k]-+--|-\ |
.. | | | -+ 10K
.. | | +--|+/ +-[POT]-+
.. | | | | | |
.. | | GND -V | +5 |
.. | | | | |
.. | +------[10K]---+---+-|-\ |
.. | | | --+-- -(LA+LB+RA+RB)
.. +--------[10K]---+ +-|+/
.. | |
.. +--------[10K]---+ GND
.. | |
.. | +------[10K]---+
.. | |
.. | |
.. | |
..RA-+-+-[10k]-+-[10k]-+
.. | | |
.. | | +V |
.. | | | |
..RB-+---[10k]-+--|-\ |
.. | -+------------- -(RA+RB)
.. +--|+/
.. | |
.. GND -V

Seems to work pretty well...

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Why not go active and get rid of the caps altogether?

Thanks John. Good simple design.

Can you suggest a good op amp for such an audio application?

Is it possible to use single-supply amps throughout?

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On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:26:06 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Why not go active and get rid of the caps altogether?


Thanks John. Good simple design.

Can you suggest a good op amp for such an audio application?


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I used an LT1007 in the simulation.

Did you run it?
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Is it possible to use single-supply amps throughout?


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Yes, but you'd have to use caps on the inputs and outputs and
reference the opamp + inputs to Vcc/2.

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Can you suggest a good op amp for such an audio application?

I used an LT1007 in the simulation.

Did you run it?


No tools.

I made the L & R op amps fixed gain and added input level control pots:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2hh3y12.jpg

Comments?

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http://i43.tinypic.com/2hh3y12.jpg

Should all pots be log taper?

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I used an LT1007 in the simulation.

Can't find them on Mouser.

Suggest another one that's good for audio?

How about LM833? ::

http://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM833.pdf

The SR and GBW beat the 1007... ;-)

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Is the type of resistor important (wire wound, etc.)?

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On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:44:33 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Can you suggest a good op amp for such an audio application?


I used an LT1007 in the simulation.

Did you run it?


No tools.

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They're free:

http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/
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I made the L & R op amps fixed gain and added input level control pots:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2hh3y12.jpg

Comments?


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Looks OK.


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On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:47:34 -0700, DaveC wrote:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2hh3y12.jpg


Should all pots be log taper?


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The input pots, OK. The feedback pot, probably not.

Plot the change in output voltage as a function of wiper position to
get a better handle on it.

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On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:16:15 -0700, DaveC wrote:

I used an LT1007 in the simulation.


Can't find them on Mouser.


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You can buy them directly from Linear:

http://www.linear.com/purchase/LT1007
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Suggest another one that's good for audio?

How about LM833? ::

http://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM833.pdf

The SR and GBW beat the 1007... ;-)


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Go for it; they're a lot cheaper!

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On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:11:57 -0700, DaveC wrote:

Is the type of resistor important (wire wound, etc.)?


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Don't use wirewound.

5% 1/4 watt carbon film is fine.

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Is it possible to use single-supply amps throughout?

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Yes, but you'd have to use caps on the inputs and outputs and
reference the opamp + inputs to Vcc/2.
[J. Fields]


Only a single supply (in the amplified speakers) is available to power this
circuit. I can tap this supply for my circuit:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2vlo2t2.jpg

I've added input & output caps. Are these values sound? ;-)

How do I go about getting a 1/2 Vcc ground reference? (See my non-EE
attempt.) What values to use for the divider resistors?

What needs to be reference to the new "ground"? Everything between the input
caps and output caps?

Thanks,
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DaveC newsgroups wrote:

Only a single supply (in the amplified speakers) is available to power this
circuit. I can tap this supply for my circuit:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2vlo2t2.jpg

I've added input & output caps. Are these values sound? ;-)

How do I go about getting a 1/2 Vcc ground reference? (See my non-EE
attempt.) What values to use for the divider resistors?


If you want to do it with just resistors, you could make R16 and R17
somewhere around 4k7 each, and add a few uF of bypass capacitance
around one or both resistors. 1k would give a stiffer reference if
you don't mind the additional power consumption.

If you can spare an op-amp section, you can get a better (stiffer) ground
reference than you'll get with just resistors, with lower power
dissipation (I think). Use R16 and R17, and a small cap from the
junction point, to create a Vcc/2 reference, but do not "ground" this
directly to your internal reference point (the rectangular-looking
ground symbol). Instead, feed this to the noninverting input of an
op-amp section, feed the op-amp output back to the inverting input
(i.e. create a unity-gain follower), and use the op amp's output as
your ground reference. In this arrangement R16 and R17 can be
high-value (100k?) as their junction point will be looking into a
high-impedance op amp input.

What needs to be reference to the new "ground"? Everything between the input
caps and output caps?


Pretty much... each of the op amps' noninverting inputs, and the
"bottom ends" of the potentiometers, as you have drawn them. *NOT*
the V- input to the op amp(s), of course.

You might want to add "pop preventer" resistors at the inputs and
outputs... say, 100k to DC ground, from the "outside" end of each of
the DC-blocking capacitors.

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